swainsona

noun
swain·​so·​na | \ swānˈsōnə \

Definition of swainsona

1 capitalized : a genus of Australian herbs and subshrubs (family Leguminosae) having odd-pinnate leaves and racemes of small variously colored flowers with orbicular standard and twisted wings
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Swainsona — see darling pea

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History and Etymology for swainsona

New Latin, from Isaac Swainson †1806 English gardener

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“Swainsona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swainsona. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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